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Private Whale watching Excursion to Magdalena Bay

Private Whale watching Excursion to Magdalena Bay, Mexico

Baja is well known as a great place to whale watch. The Gray whale spends summers in the waters off of Alaska, and then heads 6,000 miles (almost 10,000 km) south to the warmer lagoons of Baja in January, February and March.

Their main reason for heading south is to mate and give birth in the protected shallow lagoons in Baja. No other location on earth offers such an experience. The three main lagoons these whales return to every year are (from north to south) Laguna Ojo de Liebre about half way down the Peninsula, Laguna San Ignacio about 100 miles (160 km) further south, and Bahia Magdalena, which stretches about 100 miles (160 km) from the northern end to the southern end below Laguna San Ignacio.

All three areas offer an excellent venue for whale watching up close. Today you will board your boat in Bahia Magdalena with your guide for an amazing whale spotting experience. It is often possible to see up to 5-10 whales during the course of the trip. This part of Baja California is famous for having one of the "closest" experiences with the whales, as the panga boats are allowed to get extremely near, in some cases within touching distance.

This is a relatively long day and includes transportation from La Paz to Bahía Magdalena and back (3 hours each way), a 2-hour tour by boat to see the whales and lunch.

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